Below you can find frequently asked questions and answers about the Digital Rights Check.
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Frequently asked questions
It is a web-based tool that is meant to help staff working on development projects to assess the potential human rights impacts of their digital projects or project components. The tool will assist the users in taking a human rights-based approach to their projects and will ask relevant questions and provide guidance. The tool is not a compliance exercise that will end up in a “Go” or “No go” conclusion based on a traffic light system, but rather will help identifying potential risks and how they can be addressed.
No, you do not need to log in to use it, it is freely available. You only have to select your institution or type of institution from the landing page and move on to the assessment?
Yes. Simply share the link with your partner.
Depending on the context, it might even be better if a project partner goes through the assessment or if you at least go through it together with your project partner.
Note, however, that the initial questions in the assessment are framed to those working at a development finance institution or within technical development cooperation. That being said, the recommendations will be equally applicable to someone closer to the development or use of the solution in question.
According to the UN Sustainable Development Group, “[t]he human rights-based approach (HRBA) is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights. It seeks to analyse inequalities which lie at the heart of development problems and redress discriminatory practices and unjust distributions of power that impede development progress and often result in groups of people being left behind.”
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All and any feedback on the tool is welcome. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Digital Rights Check – Feedback”. Thank you for helping us develop a better tool.
Your responses are saved locally in order to allow you to continue the assessment where you left off. Apart from that only basic and anonymized data is saved, such as data on how many have used the tool and the time it takes to complete the assessments.
For more on data privacy, see this privacy note.